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UK & Ireland

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princess garnet
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UK & Ireland

Post by princess garnet » Sun August 14th, 2016, 12:59 am

I'm off to the UK and Ireland on a small group tour for two weeks! I'll be meeting my fellow travelers in London then we're hitting the road. I'm using the same company as I did with my France and Budapest and the Balkans tours.

After the tour finishes in London, I'll be staying there for a few days and have booked a few activities and tours. See y'all when I get back!

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Re: UK & Ireland

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun August 14th, 2016, 4:01 am

Is there an emoticon for 'envious'?
Have a great time! :mrgreen:

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Re: UK & Ireland

Post by Lisa » Mon August 15th, 2016, 9:40 am

Have a great time, looks like we're getting a heatwave this week (which shouldn't actually be too hot) so you're in luck!

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Re: UK & Ireland

Post by Misfit » Mon August 15th, 2016, 5:54 pm

Have fun.
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Re: UK & Ireland

Post by SGM » Tue August 16th, 2016, 8:52 pm

I have been expecting the heat wave for over a week and consequently stocking up my fridge and freezer with cold water and ice and the heat wave hasn't happened. London is horrid at anything much over 25 degrees celsius and just makes me want to make a break for the coast. However, I hope the rain hold off for your trip. I am hoping to be off to Dublin myself next month or maybe the month after as I need to use the National Library there and at some stage this year I need to do the same thing in Scotland. However, I do conveniently have relatives in both.
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Re: UK & Ireland

Post by AuthorUK » Thu April 16th, 2020, 1:33 pm

As someone resident in London, here are a few tips of things to see:

The obvious
  • Buckingham Palace (you need to book in advance and only in the summer months)
    Hampton Court - Henry VIII's home and the world famous maze
    Tower of London - see the Crown Jewels (but go early to avoid the queues)
Less obvious
  • Banqueting House - a marvel, the place where Charles I was executed by the people
    Kew Gardens - inside you can also visit Kew Palace - a retreat for Royalty many years ago. Amazingly the whole gardens were just for the royals. It is so vast that a cottage is built at the other end so they could rest during their walks.

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